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Fire, Police & Emergency Management

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If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911.

Addison Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD)

44 Vt Rte 17 West
Addison, VT 05491


AVFD Officers:
  • Brad Clark, Chief
  • Kevin Reed, 1st Assistant Chief
  • Phil Stearns, 2nd Assistant Chief
  • Chris Reed, Captain & Treasurer
  • Dan Flynn, Captain
Additional Fire, Police, and Emergency Management Officers:
  • Geoffrey Nelson, Fire Warden
  • Jeffrey Kauffman, Emergency Management Coordinator
  • Robert Barrows, Constable
  • Gerald Grant, Constable

Addison Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD)

Est. 1961

For fireworks permits, please contact the Fire Chief. If you are in need of a 911 sign for your house, you can purchase them from the AVFD for $10.00.

Fire Warden

Burn Permits: Burn permits must be obtained from the Fire Warden before any open burning is performed (VSA 10, Section 2645). Only natural materials may be burned: no pressure treated wood, garbage, or building materials (other than untreated, unpainted wood). No permit is required when there is snow surrounding the burn site. Fires must be attended at all times and totally extinguished when done. The commissioner or Fire Warden may ban any burning or the issuance of burn permits should conditions become too dry or the weather forecasts dangerous conditions. Please be considerate of neighbors with respect to smoke from open burning.

Burn permits may be obtained by contacting the Fire Warden a day or two in advance of the planned burn. Permits are issued for a specified window of time. Backpack water pumps, shovels, fire rakes, and fire brooms are available for loan and signed out to permit holders. Please call 802-349-3305 to obtain your burn permit.

The AVFD holds regular meetings on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m., held in-person at the Fire House. This site is designed, secured, managed, & monitored by